There is a call on the state to help bring home our loved ones.
Crosscare, the social care agency of the Dublin Archdiocese, said emigrants are connected with Irish news and their friends and family in Ireland using social media and other online technologies more than ever before, but the State still has little or no contact with them once they leave.
“The establishment of the Irish Emigrant Register would be a very clear way of saying that ‘we want you back’,” Mr O’Brien said.
Crosscare is proposing email addresses for emigrants be collected in a database, which could be used to send a newsletter with details of job vacancies and skills shortages here in Ireland as the economy improves.
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